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About meAtheist.

About my profile picture. It is based on Russell's teapot.

In an article titled "Is There a God?" commissioned, but never published, by Illustrated magazine in 1952, Russell wrote:

If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is an intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. If, however, the existence of such a teapot were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time.

About my libraryRead everything through eyes of an atheist, so if the book is about bullshit, my review would reflect this. Don't take offense if you could help it, when I label books you love as pure bullshit and nothing but bullshit.

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Currently readingThe Dream Merchant by Isabel Hoving
The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God by Carl Sagan
A Theory of Justice: Original Edition by John Rawls
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
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